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much more news to come. >> a portion of highway to 37 was closed afternoon after a big rig truck slammed into the center divider and was caught on fire the driver was killed. this happened in the eastbound lanes of to 37. charles clifford was in the south bay and has details. >> according to the california highway patrol the driver of a big rig truck carrying a load of dirt loss control and witnesses say the truck slammed into the center divider. >> that collision overturned the vehicle and trap the driver in the vehicle and then the big rig caught on fire. >> the driver was unable to escape and died before the rescue crews could arrive. chp had to shut down traffic in both directions for several hours exactly what caused the driver to lose control is still under investigation no one else was injured in the accident and they were able to open all leas by 7:00 p.m.. as of late tuesday afternoon the driver of the truck had not yet been identified. >> a young teenager is recovering tonight after being stabbed while walking to the dog park. san jose police say that sunny along wi
at the big board to show you exactly where the fire burned. the fire burned just east of interstate 80. there is macro plastics, and this is where travis air force base is less than 2 mi. from the plastics factory. our we had about 13 fire trucks and 50 fire fighters on scene battling the blaze. is a large commercial area. fortunately this fire has been contained to that building because just next to the building is east bay fire. and we all know how flammable tires are. fortunately, the fire has been contained. >> here is a check on the weather conditions. fairfield down to the southwest of were the fire is burning, ticket to the wind speeds. it is coming from the west and going to the east. it is bad news for the air base, but good news for those in fairfield. we have definitely seen breezier conditions than this, can now our wins, the temperatures 83 degrees. the wind around the area is rather calm. typically this time of day we could get wind gust in the upper 20s or right now the winds are a little calmer. now i just snapped a picture, and you can see a little smoke in here this
on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled to be at work at 4:00. >> it's a lot of fire everywhere, you know. ye
, there is still a fire engine on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled
of highway 237 is back open this morning. yesterday a driver died when a big rig truck slammed into the centerdoid and then caught on fire. this happened on the eastbound lanes of 237 just past the matilda exit. >> reporter: according to the california highway patrol the driver of a big rig truck carrying a load of dirt lost control. witnesses say the truck slam under to the centerdoid. >> that collision overturned the vehicle and trapped the driver of the vehicle and then the big rig caught on fire. >> reporter: the driver unable to escape died before rescue crews could arrive. the truck spilled dirt across the highway. exactly what caused the driver to lose control is still under investigation. no one else was iniered enthe accident and crews were able to open all lanes in both directions. the driver of the truck had not yet been identified. >>> also this morning a young teenager is recovering after being stabbed while walking to a dog park. the victim was with a friend when it happened. the boy suffered injuries to both kidneys. investigators say the three suspects were ar
a lot of cleanup to do. there are some of the charge containers. they are pretty big containers. >> on to weather, a complete check on the forecast for your neighborhood and the warm-up that is expected. >> we have a live look this morning from the roof camera. you can see fog and low clouds basically blanketing the city this morning. a lot of those coastal locations in the north bay as well. that is not what we are seen everywhere. as we look at the maps you will see in walnut creek, this was shot just 10 minutes ago. sunshine into things were fairly clear. low clouds and morning fog in certain areas. overcast and others. this afternoon, partly cloudy and warmer tenders. inland highs in the '90s. we will wake up tomorrow morning again to the club circuit and fog. capital-letter at 8:00 a.m., foster out much of the heart of the bay. by noon in will be affecting only the by midnight we will see fairly consistent overcast conditions throughout most of the bay. to resists afternoon will be in the upper 80s and 90s. currently in the '50s and '60s. for in the far east bay is where wi
budget battle as the kron4 news starts now >>> good morning to you. >> weather is a big story. james fletcher has the latest. >> i got a fantastic view. mound tam looking out over the bay and you can see the blanket of fog with beautiful brilliant skies above. all of that orange. going to be a nice day and cooler with coast and bay area fog this morning. but come this afternoon we are looking for warmer temperatures with the inland highs in the 90s and we will continue the warming trend for for the weekend but we will get a quick update from george first. >>> we have a potential and developing hot spot on the nemitz boulevard the ramp has been closed on 29th avenue in connection with an investigation taking place on city streets. high street and 23rd are easily handling the traffic and no backup but we have learned that the ramp won't be opened until 7:30 so it may create problems later on. >>> 6:02. we want to go to fairfield where they are having a conference after a giant fire. the company makes plastic containers and tons of them burned in this huge inferno and luckily th
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